Crianza in case you are not aware is 100% Tempranillo grape is unique to Spain. This one is dark in color. On the nose there are some nice dark fruits coming out and a bit of oak. On the mid pallet are dark fruits coming through. On the finish this wine has some big tannins, some dry pucker power, a bit of acidity, a bit of chocolate cacao, leather and a longer finish. The wine softened as it breathed, I suspect this one is a bit too young still. Some time in the decanter would help too but I didn’t have one with me at the cottage. This is a reasonably varietal Tempranillo and we paired it to BBQ’d lamb chops. It held it’s own and complemented the lamb quite well. I would give this an 88. A year would like make a world of difference on this one if you have the patience and enjoy tempranillos.

SEÑORIO DE UÑUELA CRIANZA 2006 VINTAGES 172544 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 14.95
Wine, Red Wine 14.1% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : D

Made in: Rioja, Spain By: Bodegas Patrocinio

Release Date: Jun 26, 2010

Winner of a Silver Medal at the 2009 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

Tasting Note
This 100% Tempranillo has a wonderful deep ruby colour. Engaging aromas of blackcurrant, cherry, and sweet cedar delight the nose. Dry, medium bodied with plush tannins and ripe blackberry and raspberry notes on the palate. Enjoy this Rioja alongside beef tenderloin topped with cherry sauce. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2009)’s write up:
14.0% alcohol A well-priced crowd-pleasing red there are aromas of toasty oak vanilla and ripe red cherry/berry. Mid weight with a silky mouth feel it gushes with gorgeous succulent flavors of cassis and blackberry balanced and moderated by tangy pie cherry. Theres ripe tannin and fruit flavor galore on the long mouth-watering finish. Give it a go with grilled chorizo. (Vic Harradine) Upstream in winecurrent Vintages Release: August 21 2010 (172544) $14.95 Featured 6/26/2010. 4/5 stars

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